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Nathan21 07-25-2013 03:46 PM

AWD Manual OverRide
 
Ok this might sound weird, and don't know if it is even possible but here it goes.
Is there such thing as an AWD Manual OverRide? Where I can flip a switch, hit a button, or what; so I can make it just RWD or is the only way to go RWD is just doing the full conversion?
Sounds crazy and I know a lot of people are going to ask why haha

mosc 07-25-2013 04:56 PM

It's crazy on a subaru, yes. However, most 4WD trucks work with part time setups but they have more room to work with as well. In a tight space, you don't have room. Also, the front wheels in your typical 4WD part time setup get very little torque even when it's in 4WD.

Nathan21 07-25-2013 05:12 PM

Ok so we have the crazy part out of the way now, so is it possible?

LW_Black4 07-25-2013 06:52 PM

AWD setups are more efficient than part time systems, like the 4WD trucks mentioned. This means they have less drag, better fuel economy and were designed for continuous use rather than intermittent use.

AWD is superior in almost every way to FWD or RWD, especially off-road with reduced traction - aside from added weight - and are the hallmark of performance Subaru cars [rally heritage].

[B]Why might you be seeking to disable it?[/B]

sleepr 07-25-2013 06:57 PM

hmmm, I'm trying to comprehend getting out of the WRX and locking my front hubs...

Nathan21 07-25-2013 07:06 PM

[quote=LW_Black4;328802][B]Why might you be seeking to disable it?[/B][/quote]

I have never drifted an AWD car just RWD and herd that I am crazy if I wanna drift in a AWD besides on snow, rain, gravel, ect...

Yeah I see it done and knowing me I am going to keep trying to do it in the suby i am going to get but just figured id throw that question out there

pzr2874 07-25-2013 08:30 PM

I have heard of pulling the e-brake 1 CLICK to activate the brake light on the dash and it allowing the Forester to run either FWD or RWD.... Can't remember and I don't even know if it works or not. Just an idea.

brfatal 07-26-2013 10:06 AM

The only way to make it RWD is to weld the center diff. That's not exactly an on and off switchable thing.

Be aware your axles are not strong enough to cope with the added stress. RWD conversions on stock axles ALWAYS bust them.

Nathan21 07-26-2013 03:16 PM

[quote=pzr2874;328874]I have heard of pulling the e-brake 1 CLICK to activate the brake light on the dash and it allowing the Forester to run either FWD or RWD.... Can't remember and I don't even know if it works or not. Just an idea.[/quote]

I don't have a wrx yet but I do have a 2012 forester, so I will try that today, hopefully I don't break anything hahaha

psinuse 07-26-2013 04:04 PM

...and people wonder why I am grumpy....

pzr2874 07-26-2013 04:05 PM

[quote=psinuse;329169]...and people wonder why I am grumpy....[/quote]

I didn't say to try it..... Just what I heard.

psinuse 07-26-2013 04:32 PM

No that's not what I'm getting at.......


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